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The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack

8486 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29420-7300
+1 843-552-7171
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (57 reviews)
“frogmore stew” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8486 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29420-7300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had dinner at Coosaw Creek Crab Shack last weekend, and everyone was more than satisfied with their dinner! The dinners were large portions and great flavors. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and the preparation of the entrees, and gave great recommendations...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JadaD527
coosawcreek, Owner at The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for an awesome review and we hope to see you again. It is always our pleasure serving you. Have a blessed holiday season! Sincerely, David Dean

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seated immediately, friendly and courteous wait staff.We both had she crab soup, followed by a seafood pie for my wife and shrimp and drawbacks for myself. Prices reasonable, food tasty. Happy with the meal!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JMD1951
coosawcreek, Owner at The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and letting us serve you. Please visit with us again. Sincerely, David Dean, Operating Partner

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

If you Like Crab Legs and Shrimp, we've found the Coosaw Creek Crab Shack to be the Best. Today ,we started out the Crabby Bloody Mary - which is a delicious Bloody Mary with a Crab Leg ,a Shrimp and piece of Bacon. After that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dascamp48
coosawcreek, Owner at The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

It was our pleasure serving you. Thanks for an awesome review! Sincerely, David Dean

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

The servers were very kind, but the food just wasn’t that good. Plus it’s very overpriced - the “award winning” crab soup was not good. I wouldn’t come back.

Date of visit: October 2018
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coosawcreek, Owner at The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

First, thanking you for dining with us. I'm very sorry about your dining experience and would love for you do give us another try. Please ask for me on your next visit. Sincerely, David Dean, Operating Partner

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived nearby for many years & on my 1st Visit I surmised I Will NOT visit again... Saying Horrible is Kind. The crab avocado salad 🥑 🦀 👎🏽 hush puppies all of it=‘HorribleMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LJ C
coosawcreek, Owner at The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Please accept my apologies for your dining experience, especially since it was your first time here. It also disappoints me because we pride ourselves on quality food and service as attested to by hundreds of great reviews. We are in the business of making all...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

This place was just okay for me. We went in August while renting a home in the area. Since we were just staying 2 days in North Charleston, we didn’t want to waste time traveling into the city to eat one night. When we stopped...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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coosawcreek, Owner at The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

First, thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to write a review. I apologize for the language you heard as I'm sure it must have been uncomfortable, especially for children. Please give us another try if you're in the area and...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

We took the kids there this weekend and we absolutely loved it. We can't wait to go back in October when we are in town.

Date of visit: September 2018
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coosawcreek, Owner at The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

It was our privilege serving you. We'll see you in October! Sincerely, David Dean, Operating Partner

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Service was very good and food was pretty decent. I had the collard greens which were very good. I would certainly eat here again.

Date of visit: September 2018
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coosawcreek, Owner at The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for visiting with us and I will definitely tell our prep cook about her collards! Sincerely, David Dean, Operating Partner

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I ate here and it was great. The decor was a bit dated but ok but the food was great. I had a shrimp and crab combo. The side salad was large as was the shrimp. I had no room for dessert even though there...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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coosawcreek, Owner at The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for such an awesome review and we hope to see you again. Sincerely, David Dean, Operating Partner

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Stopped in on our first night in Charleston for dinner. This place wasn't busy at all and we were seated promptly. Strong seafood smell throughout the restaurant (I know we were in a seafood establishment but this was a bit much). Ordered a couple of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Christina M
coosawcreek, Owner at The Coosaw Creek Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

I am very sorry that we did not WOW you with our food. Please give us another chance to show you that we can measure up to your expectations, and also ask for me on your next visit. Sincerely, David Dean, Operating Partner

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Jessica C
20 February 2018|
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Response from coosawcreek | Property representative |
We served AYCE for 7 years, but unfortunately, crab prices rose and we had to stop a year ago. We still have plenty of buckets of Alaskan crablegs, Thank you for your interest, David Dean, Operating Partner
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MadameLucyLou
2 April 2016|
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Response from Brian H |
Yes, it is all you can eat crab legs on Thursdays for $34.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8486 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29420-7300
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-552-7171
  • E-mail
Description
Southern Living Magazine named the Charleston Crab Shack "One of the 10 Best Seafood Spots in South Carolina." With overflowing buckets of fresh seafood, great BBQ, daily specials and a rockin' happy hour, it's a good old elbows-on-the-table family feast. Join their Local Loyalty program for all kinds of rewards. Three Crab Shacks locations: Folly Beach, West Ashley and Coosaw Creek. Served by locals, eaten by locals.
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